This Instant Pot bacon is quick, easy and yields the perfect bacon. It comes out deliciously crispy every time! This method cuts back on splattering and easily corrals the bacon grease. Use the leftover bacon grease to instantly add flavor to another recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This Instant Pot bacon is quick and easy.
  • Unlike the stovetop, the Instant Pot prevents any splattering. It is mess free.
  • Since the bacon grease is all inside the pot, use the grease to start another recipe.
  • Any type of bacon or turkey bacon can be used.
  • This recipe is great for many diets.
  • It is gluten free, dairy free, Paleo, Keto, Whole30 compliant, low sugar, low carb, egg free and nut free.
  • Check out this Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus for another delicious bacon dish!

Ingredients & Substitutions

Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.

The only ingredient is bacon! This makes things super easy.

Choose your favorite brand and cut of bacon.

Both regular bacon and turkey bacon work well.

Taste & Texture

This Instant Pot bacon tastes like the classic bacon you love!

The texture is crispy. Feel free to add or subtract sauté time to suit your crispiness preference.

How to Make

Step 1

First, slice bacon in half.

Step 2

Press sauté on Instant Pot.

Step 3

Place bacon into Instant Pot. Sauté for 5 to 7 minutes. Flip every 2 minutes.

Step 4

Cook until bacon has reached desired level of crispiness.

Crispy bacon in Instant Pot

Expert Tips & Tricks

The longer the bacon sautés, the more crispy it will become.

For best results, watch bacon closely.

Flip every 2 minutes or so.

Do not sauté on high heat. This is too strong for the bacon.

Use the bacon grease as a starter for another recipe in your pot!

Flavor Variations

While this Instant Pot bacon is great as is, consider these flavor variations. Rub your bacon with:

Garlic powder

Ground pepper

Cayenne powder

Chili powder

Brown sugar

Coconut sugar

Maple sugar

Consider drizzling on top:

Maple syrup

Honey

Melted chocolate (yes!)

Crispy Instant Pot bacon on plate

How to Serve & Store

Serve Instant Pot bacon hot from the pot! It is best eaten and served fresh.

Serve alongside these Bananas Foster Pancakes for the ultimate breakfast or brunch.

Use the bacon to crumble on top of Keto Deviled Eggs, Chicken Bacon Ranch Spaghetti Squash, Bacon Ranch Potato Salad, or Bacon Chili. You cannot go wrong!

Make a homemade breakfast sandwich with these Over Hard Eggs.

Store bacon in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you cook bacon in the Instant Pot?

Yes!

How long does it take bacon to fry in the Instant Pot?

It takes about 5 to 7 minutes to fry bacon in the Instant Pot.

Do I have to cut the bacon in half?

Short answer is no. I highly recommend it though to get extra crispy bacon.

Do I need to use the lid?

No.

Bacon and hard boiled eggs

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Instant Pot bacon on white plate

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Bacon

This Instant Pot bacon is crispy, savory and so easy! This recipe takes only 5 to 7 minutes to make and yields the perfect bacon. Use the leftover bacon grease to instantly elevate your next Instant Pot recipe!
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Ingredients

  • 2 slices bacon, cut in half

Instructions 

  • First, slice bacon in half.
  • Press sauté on Instant Pot.
  • Place bacon into Instant Pot. Sauté for 5 to 7 minutes, flipping every 2 minutes.
  • Continue cooking until bacon has reached desired level of crispiness.

Notes

  • Do not overcrowd Instant Pot.  The bacon needs to be in one layer to get crispy.
  • Slice bacon in half.  Full sized pieces will likely not fit.
  • Use medium level sauté mode.
  • Use the leftover bacon grease to add flavor to your next Instant Pot recipe!
  • Store bacon in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Calories: 92kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 146mg, Potassium: 44mg, Vitamin A: 8IU, Calcium: 1mg, Iron: 1mg

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